Posted in Center News: Sunday, May 10, 2020
One of the most accomplished and celebrated scientists, Jorma Rissanen, passed away at age 87 after a long illness in Los Gatos, California, on 9 May 2020.
Jorma Rissanen’s career and discoveries have been a continuous source of inspiration for generations of researchers and students. He was perhaps best known for his Minimum Description Length (MDL) principle, a fundamental principle of inductive inference. For his pioneering work, he received numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including the 2009 IEEE Claude E. Shannon Award, sometimes referred to as “the Nobel Prize of information theory”.
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